Thursday, July 31, 2014

School Days & New Cut Files!

It's that time again...time for new Cut File sets in The Cut Shoppe!  This week, there is a mix of cut files, but also a few that will get you ready for Back to School!  If you're still waiting to scrap last year's school photos or maybe school photos from several years ago, then these would be great for your pages!  

I used one of the new cut files, Alphabet Soup, on my layout for today.  We homeschool our kids, but I still like to take their photo every year, and had not gotten a chance to scrap last year's photo of the girls.  

I wanted the Alphabet Soup background cut file, to stand out on my layout, so I created two clusters, one with my photo and title and a smaller embellishment cluster with the year the photo was taken.  This design approach, allowed me to use the cut file, without covering a lot of it.  I used the School House collection from Chic Tags and some papers from the Heidi Swapp Serendipity collection.  Once the background was finished cutting, I backed some of the alphas with patterned paper and used some of the stickers from the Chic Tags School House sticker sheet to coordinate with the alpha, from the first word on each sticker!

You could find a lot of different ways to use this cut file on your back to school layouts or even your everyday pages!  Design Team member Annelie Maddock has another take on the cut file, coming to the Blog soon, with a totally different look to her page!

And don't forget to visit The Cut Shoppe today, to see what's new in the store!  Here's a look at some of the new files that are available!!

And don't forget that the deadline to link up for the July Cut It Out Challenge ends today!!  You could win a $10 Shopping Spree to The Cut Shoppe by playing along and linking up HERE!

Supplies:  Patterned Paper, Tags, Rub-Ons & Stickers:  Chic Tags; Alphabet Soup Cut File:  The Cut Shoppe; Thickers:  American Crafts; Wood Veneers & Spray Mist:  Studio Calico; Enamel Dots:  Recollections; Color Shine:  Heidi Swapp; Tiny Attacher:  Tim Holtz; Die Cut Machine:  Silhouette Cameo


  1. Very cool cut file and awesome layout!

  2. Loving your new cut files. Amazing layout, I really like sentiments sprinkled over the page.